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  • Avatar for heaterhands heaterhands 2 months ago

    I got back into gaming in a big way this past year, and one of the most important decisions I made was to try and play as many older games as I do newer ones. Now, if you want to do this, the unique nature of this medium of ours requires vast outlays in terms of hardware; at least if you, like me, haven't been keeping up with the past couple of generations, buying consoles as they were released. But I'm okay with that! The recency bias shown by the esteemed USG team in their responses above might be expected by a group of professionals whose livelihood consists of following the right here, right now of video games, but I want to play both new and old, in equal amounts. So, if I want to do that, consigning to the dustbin a machine capable of accessing the 14-year strong library of two of the best consoles ever (not to mention Virtual Console stuff)... well, it seems like madness. It is madness. The unique nature of the dual screens means that many of these games' mechanics will be impossible to reproduce on other hardware (cf the WiiU's questionable DS Virtual Console), which is another reason we should try and keep the 3DS flame lit as long as we can. I get the urge of professionals to cut down on the plethora of platforms they're expected to keep up with, but we should be cheering the 3DS on in its dotage, not ushering it towards an early grave.

    What I'm playing on my 3DS at the moment: Mario's Picross, Picross e4, Resident Evil: Revelations and Zelda: A Link to the Past.
    I rarely play these games outside of my apartment, so the portability is not a factor in my day-to-day. Unless I'm travelling, in which case I'm much more likely to bring my 3DS than my Switch. I haven't travelled with the Switch yet, but I'm reticent to do so, because it seems like that much more of a hassle.

    Posted in USgamer Community Question: Are You Still Playing Your Nintendo 3DS?